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Published Once a Week on Thursday
Entered 'a the post office at Bara boo as Second class matter
31. E. COLE
H. K. PAGE Editors & Proprietors
sttbscript jon rates
Payable i n advance
One years $1.50 Three months 40c
Six months 75c
Thursday, December 81, 1925
With Florida land selling at such high figures a wag re
marks that in that state sunshine costs more than moon
o o
Governor Small of Illinois has been traveling a long road
and by the time he pays the state that million decided upon
by the court, he will think he struck a detour.
o o
Four years ago the Department of Commerce at Wash
ington set forth eleven rules for the elimination of waste.
They were as follows:
Better railroad facilities and methods.
Improvement of natural interior water channels.
Enlarged electrification for the country.
Reduction of periodic waves of unemployment.
Improved statistical service as a help t<^ business.
Reduction of seasonal employment.
Establishment of grades and standards in manufacture,
reduction of varieties and uniformity of documents^
Scientific, industrial and economic research.
Co-operative marketing and better terminal facilities.
Commercial arbitration.
Lessening of strife between employers and employes.
The recent report of Secretary Hoover makes clear that
much has been accomplished by following the points laid
down —in fact he says that American industry has gone
through “one of the most astounding transformations in
history.’' Stress should be laid on three things, he says,
“science, improvements in methods of management, and
prohibition.” These three things are placing America a
head of all the other nations on the globe. Work means
wealth and by following the above program prosperity is
always the reward.
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Gov. Pincliot has called a special session of the Pennsyl
vania legislature to consider the strike in the anthracite
coal mines. Politics is a queer business. The governor
says he is calling the session because the interest of the pub
lic demands it; in fact, the session is being called because
the public is largely indifferent to the strike.
If the public were really suffering, it would not be nec
(v'ary to call the legislature to act in the emergency. The
pressure of public opinion, alone, would almost certainly be
enough to force the combatants into an agreement. If that
jailed. Gov. Pinchot himself could take the initiative and any
measures which he instituted to get coal out of the ground
would be approved.
The governor is calling the legislature because an import
ant industry in Pennsylvania is on the skids. Every day the
strike lasts means more customers who are off hard coal for
good, strike or no strike. They have found substitutes
which are cheaper or better or both, and which they know
they can get year after year regardless of the quarrels be
tween anthracite mine operators and their help. That is
the situation which confronts the Pennsylvania legislature;
it is the mining industry, not the public, which is crying
for help—Chicago Tribune.
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In America what Jews “have done the most to preserve
and to further the ideals and traditions of America?” The
Jewish Tribune in New York has taken a straw vote on the
subject, with the following result:
Nathan Straus, Louis D. Brandeis, Louis Marshall, Jul
ius Rosenwald, Haym Salomon, Oscar S. Straus, Stephen S.
Wise, Jacob H. Schiff, Adolph S. Ochs and Felix M. War
burg. Tht 20 who came next in the voting list were:—
Samuel Gompers, David Belasco, Herman Bernstein, Henri
(,ta Szold, Bernard M. Baruch, Louis Lipsky, Judah Touro,
Albert A. Michelson, Cyrus Adler, Julius Kahn, Emma Laz
arus, Simon Flexner, Judah P. Benjamin, Samuel Unter
mver, Uriah Levy, Sophie Irene Loeb, Isaac M. Wise, Reb
ekkah Kohut, Mordecai M. Noah, Joseph Barondess. Of
the above Adolph S. Ochs is the publisher of the New York
Times and Sophie Irene Loeb is a noted newspaper woman
on the New York Evening World.
Of the first 10, Nathan Straus, Mr. Schiff and Mr. War
-1 nrg were born in Germany; Rabbi Wise in Hungary.
Salomon, the only one of the 10 except Mr. Schiff—who
died recently—who is not now living, was born in Prussian
Poland but was here before the Revolution. He is identified
by the Jewish Tribune as “the little Jew broker,” who
“helped to finance the War of Independence, who helped
members of Congress with ready money, scorning all com
(Concerning the other nine the Springfield Republican says
1 hey are probably better known generally—Nathan Straus,
philanthropist, who established the free milk stations in
New York; his brother, former ambassador to Turkey and
secretary of commerce and labor in President Roosevelt’s
cabinet; Justice Brandeis of the United States supreme
oeurt; Mr. Marshall, lawyer and industrial diplomatist; Mr.
Rosenwald, philanthropist, who has specialized in aiding
Negro education; Rabbi Wise, promoter of domestic and
international understanding and peace; Mr. Ochs, publisher
of the New York Times, and Mr. Warburg, banker and phil
anthropist. Three of the 10 are merchants, three bankers,
two lawyers, one a clergyman and one a publisher. But that
' doesn’t prove anything.” It chances that the next three are
a labor leader, a theatrical promoter and a writer. Sophie
Irene Loeb is a noted newspaper woman on the New York
World. Further down the list is a distinguished scientist
and physician, and many other callings have furnished the
vantage point for public usefulness.
This And That
An odd reminder of the days
when phrenology was popular as a
means of “reading character”, with
a sly dig at the tendency of its pro
fessors to give complimentary ex
planations to the “bumps,” is found
in a letter from Elizabeth Barrett
Browning advertised for sale in a
London bookseller’s catalogue. It
roads in part: “Do you believe in
phrenology? Did you ever consult
a phrenological oracle? and did it
answer, ‘My son, thou art, invin
* •?« »
An English paper prints this
good-natured joke at the expense
of the Irish recruit: “The little
Irishman was being examined for
admission to the army. He seem
ed all right in every way except
one. The doctor said: ‘You’re a
little stiff.’ Quickly the Trish blood
mounted as the applicant retorted:
‘And you’rd a big stiff!’ ”
* *
Mrs. Katherine Hancock Ooude,
wife of Professor J. Paul Goode of
the University of Chicago, is Chi
cago’s first woman legislator to go
to Springfield. She is a relative
of Miss Ruth M. Southard and M.
C. Crandall of Baraboo. At 13 in
the Red River valley of Minnesota
Mrs, Ooude found hers ((if with a
license to teach and it was then
that her secret ambition was born.
In an interview in a Chicago paper
she said she wanted to be a college
president and that J. Paul Goode:
was the reason for the termina
tion for her ambition. Mrs. Goode
was gratified to he elected to the
legislature because she thinks that
women should hav«i a voice in the
making of the laws that govern
Judge Antonio Sanchez de Bus
tamante has Avritten a volume on
“The World Court” which will
greatly aid American readers in
understanding that institution. One
of the main purposes of the lifel of
the author lias been to have the
world arrive at a better inter-na
tional understanding of this im
portant movement. Edward W.
Bok, one Avho has given much stim
ulus to the idea, has written the
preface. In the hook the history
of early movements are traced, the
theories of Mill and others are dis
cussed, proposals are set forth, the
Hague and other courts are ex
plained, the organization of the
court is treated, the procedure is
outlined, the work of the court up
to the presqnt time is listed and
finally the conclusions are drawn.
The World Court idea has been
worked out by the best American
brains. It originated in America
and yet on account of politics this
nation stands aloof. Most certain
ly this republic should support an
idea which means for abolition of
war and bring peaed to the world.
The affairs of nations have be
come so inter-related as the result
of easier modes of travel and quick
communication that it is impera
tive there should be a tribunal
where} differences may be adjusted
in a sane and sensible way.
The volume makes most clear all
these ideas.
The book is distributed by the
American Foundation, 565 Fifth
avenue, New York City, and was
printed by the MacMillan company
of that city.
x X ¥
A reading of “The French Reg
ime in Wisconsin and the North
west” by Dr. Louise P. Kellogg,
research associate of the State
Historical Society of Wisconsin,
impresses one Avith the richness of
the Badger state when it comes to
dealing with past events. Of
course the predominant idea
brought out is that the first white
men who came into this region
were traders seeking furs of the
Indians and missionaries who
desired to convert the sav
ages. The former Avere more suc
cessful than the latter but the
story of humankind here in the
far west, with building forts, es
tablishing missions, making new
discoveries and fighting the abor
igin; is a thrilling one. Ex
plorers came and Avent, traders
appeared and disappeared, priests
taught and Avent aAvay, all through
the years from the coming of Nic
olet to Red Banks in 1634 (the Ist
white men in Wisconsin) to the
doom of New France in the north
west in 1760, AAiien England came
into possession of the vast terri
One of the deep impressions made
in reading the book is the slowness
by which the' Great Lakes Avei’e dis
covered. It may be that Pedro
Morales, a Spaniard, skirted Lake
Erie and Ontario, but their dis
covery is usually credited to the
French. Champlain came upon
Huron and Ontario in 1615, Nieolet
discovered Lake Michigan in 1634,
Lake Superior was explored soon
after and strange to say Lake Erie
Avas the last of the five to be seen
by Avhite men, this by the Jesuits
in 1640. Erie was not discovered
on account of the fierceness of the
Iroquois and other tribes in that
Miss Kellogg sees history as it
is and the volume makes pleasant
reading. There was a lot of chaos
in those days, a lot of uncertainty,
and the author has made all this
plain and intelligent. The occu
pation of this territory by the
French is most interesting and
the author has given a picture that
is instructive and fascinating. The
book is a credit to this research
worker and to tliei society of which
she is a member of the staff.
“A thing of beauty is a joyTor
ever”, is just as true now as the
day it was written There are
things to feed the soul that are as
necessary to Ones happiness; as
food is for the body.
Beauty is never entirely wasted
—even if the majority pass it by
unseeing. There is a minority to
whom it is like a pool of clear wa
ter in a desert land, so there need
be no regret over money well spent.
Money is only of value for what it
produces in the way of achieve
ment and happiness to the world.
A coveted toy to the ragged lit
tle neAvsboy will bring more rap
ture than shoes and stockings for
his half frozen feet —for what does
it matter if the body is warm, if
the heart is cold and hopeless?
The joy of ihis Christmas time
has been expressed in so many
different Avays the decorations
that have made Baraboo a wond
er-town; the community concert
was no small gift for her stocking;
the song services, even the lowly
milk bottle yielded merry Christ
mas cream for the Christmas cof
fee. Every manifestation of
peace and good will cannot help
but draw her rt to heart, and reach
farther than the ray of light that
cannot be measured or the ever
widening ripple on the Avater.
And because* many have felt the
influence of the community spirit
expressed by those giving of their
generous best, it is only right that
appreciation should also he given
generously to ward off discourag
ment in well doing. We can
claim that Baraboo has won an
other star in her crown of cele
brity and to come down to a cold
fact she staged a brilliant, adver
tising feat .
Baraboo is on the map on another
Baraboo, Wis,
“There are so many reports com
ing to Florida of articles in the
northern papers against this state
that I feel that it is only fair to set
some people straight regarding
“Clippings from the St. Peters
burg Independent give the follow
ing facts:
A great deal of propaganda an
tagonistic to Florida has appeared
in the public prints, and much of
the same character of statement is
emanating from those who may, or
may not, have ulterior motives in
its dissemination.
This propaganda takes the form
of advice to those Avho contemplate
going to Florida to live and to
those Avho contemplate making
investments in reaj estate and oth
er business in Florida.
It may be fairly said that the
most damaging statements about
Florida arise from some banks
which have felt the effect of the
Avithdrawal of deposits for the pur
pose of investment in Florida. Very
naturally a banker does not look
Avith any degree of pleasure upon
the loss of deposits.
The truth is that Florida —the
last neAV country in the United
States —a state larger than any
other east of the Mississippi river,
with the exception of Georgia, is
building on her broad acres a new
empire. This takes the form of
toAvns, cities, up-to-date transpor
tation, excellent roads, splendid
public utilities, and all that is in
volved in intelligent, well balanced
progress. To finance this achieve
ment money is necessary.
From whom does it come?
It has come, and is coming, from
every section of the United States
and from the pockets of those who
have vision to see and faith to be
lieve that the actualities and po
tentialities of this great state A\ rar
rant them in the investments or
the “speculation” in which they in
What happens to money spent in
Florida enterprises?
Benefits AM
In the first place, much of it
never gets to Florida. This for
the simple reason that John Jones,
living in Boston, may have a piece
of property in Miami, or some
where else in Florida, which Wil
liam Smith, living in Chicago, pur
chases. The details of the trans
action may be handled through a
Florida office, but the actual trans
fer of money is from Chicago to
Now, let us get down to a closer
analysis of the Florida dollar. You
can’t build cities, towns, public utili
ties—a new empire—out of pop
corn balls and cheAving-gum. It
requires Avorkmen, steel, concrete,
hardware, bath - tubs, machinery,
railroads and everything else that,
is required to erect sound and sat
isfactory construction in the home
towns of the bankers and others
who supinely decry Florida.
When the knocker says that the
Florida “boom” is injuring the
country, ask him if he knows the
extent of the market that the Flor
ida growth has created: ask him if
he knows that the average Miami
firm spends $200,000 annually in
the north for goods and that this
includes the many real estate firms
which spend practically nothing in
the north annually; ask him if he
realizes the amount of money that
this would involve if a survey were
made to cover the entire state; ask
him if it is not a fact that Miami
alone is the greatest market per
capita in the world today; ask him
if it is not a fact that Florida has
absorbed the overproduction of nor
thern factories and set the mills
at work, either directly or indirect
Enclosed is a check for $1.50 for
a, subscription of the Baraboo Week
ly News for one year.
We have no snoAv here yet, the
weather has been fine for this time
of the year.
Arlington, So. Dak., R. 3.
In Avriting to have his Chicago
address changed, Birger William
Anderson says that they are having
much Avarmer weather there than
at this same time last year. He
is working nights noAV and finds
night work just as agreeable as day
Mr. Anderson is now residing at
4341 N. Sawyer avenue, Chicago.
“We notice in a recent issue of
your paper a letter from one of
your subscribers in Avhich prices
were quoted from Florida. We
will give you a feAv from here:
Eggs, strictly fresh, 55 cents a
dozen; milk, 15 cents a quart; but
ter, 60 cents a pound, fresh peas,
5 cents a pound.
The weather here is ideal, quits
Avarm in the d&ytime and cold
nights. We have had quite a bit
a, rain, everything is green.”
745 Bell Street,
Los Angeles, California.
Wedding Event
On Christmas
A very enjoyable Christmas was
spent at the home of Tvlr. and Mrs.
B. M. Shew, Blake street when j
relatives came to help them cele
brate the day, it also being the
fortieth wedding anniversary of
the host and hostess. The after
noon and evening were spent in
music and games. The guests de
parted with best wishes to the
host and hostess for many more!
pleasant anniversaries. Those pres I
cnt included: Mr. and Mrs. E. W.
Meyers, Mrs. and Mrs. R. E. Mey- j
crs, children, Mrs. R. If. Owens, j
children, Baraboo, and Mr. and j
Mrs. M. D. Hutchinson and daugh- '
ter, Cedar Rapids, lowa.
Sudden Death
Of Mrs. Mather
Shock to Friends
The sudden death last night of
Mrs. Harry Mather came as a
shock to friends. Mrs. Mather had
retired in apparent good health j
and about midnight she arose, |
probably feeling ill. She fell to
the floor and when her husband
reached her, she had expired.
Death was due to a heart attack.
The family resides at 326 Eighth
street. Beside her husband, Mrs.
Mather is mourned by two daugh
ters, Dorothy and Arlene. Four
sisters also survive, Mrs. Ed. Reis
of this city being one of them;
Before her marriage Mrs. Math
er was Miss Blanche Cratzenberg.
She was aged 37 years.
A funeral announcement will he |
made later.
Christmas Program
South Fairfield
South Fairfield A pleasing j
Christmas program was given to!
a large crowd by the scholars of
the Leach Creek school Thursday
afternoon. A Christmas tree was
enjoyed and Santa arrived with
presents for all the children. All
in attendance were treated to can
dy, nuts, and pop corn balls. Miss
Marjorie Lowman is the teacher.
Miss Lois Porter, who taught the
school last year, was present.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Barstow are
very grateful to the many friends
who remembered them with Christ*
mas Cheer, among them the people
of the Maple Valley Club and Fair
field Community church.
The Ernest Ziegler family and
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Frazier help
ed the Charlie Higgins family cel
ebrate Christmas.
Mrs. Minnie Seils and daughter,
Miss Bertha of Baraboo and the
Gus Platt family ate Christmas din
ner with the Otto Seils family.
The Charlie Higgins family at
tended a family gathering at the
Hattie Higgins home in South Del
ton, Saturday.
Holiday Dinner-dance
is Attended by 125
Members, Friends,
and Masons
The second annual dinner-dance
of the Baraboo lodge of DeMolay
was held on Monday evening and
was attended by 125 members,
parents, friends, and Masons. 1
Dinner was served in the ban
quet room of the Warren hotel and
was followed by a short, program
at which Harold Mash, master
counselor, preside'’
Judge James H. Hill was speak
er of the evening and he gave a
splendid talk on the value of or
ganizations such as DeMolay. Oth
er speakers were Oscar Doppler of
the advisory board, Harlan Hill
and Donald Hood.
Irish and Swedish dialect read
ings by Harry Haycock added to
the enjoyment of the program
which closed with the singing of
America. N
The guests then adjourned to
the Masonic temple where a nine
©clock interpellation service was
held, this ceremony fittingly hon
oring the mothers.
The ball room had been decorat
ed in the DeMolay colors and made
an attractive setting for the danc
ing. Music was furnished by the
Trrbilcox orchestra.
Sauk City—A pretty wedding
was solemnized at the Lutheran
church at Leland on Sunday noon,
Dec. 20th, by Rev. A. Maulwruf,
when Marcella Rothacker, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. John Roth
acker of Honey Creek and Harry
Steuber, son of Charles Steuber,.
also of Honey Creek, were united
in marriage. The day was also
the bride’s birthday.
The bride was attended by her
sister, Lydia Rothacker, and the
bridegroom had Leonard Hart
mann as best man.
The bride was gowned in white
satin faced crepe, wore a veil and
carried a bouquet of white car
nations and pink sweet peas. The
bridesmaid wore violet satin faced
crepe and carried a bouquet of
white carnations and lavender
sweet peas. The bridegroom and
best man wore dark blue.
After the ceremony a bounteous*
dinner was served to thirty rela
tives at the bride’s home. The
dining room was beautifully de
corated in white and violet.
The couple left on a wedding
trip to Portage and Madison where
they will visit relatives. Upon
their return they will live on the
Charles Steuber place where he
will assist his father on the farm
Warren - Hunt
Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock
Miss Marguerite Warren of LaValle
became the bride of Alonzo Lyle
Hunt. The wedding took place in
the Presbyterian manse. The
Rev. E. C. Henke used the ring
service. The couple was attend
ed by Miss Gladys Hunt, Mrs. Wil
lis Glover, sisters of the bride
groom, and Kenneth Warren, broth
er of the bride.
After the ceremony, the couple
left for the home of the bride near
LaValle where the bedding supper
was served by the parents. After
a trip they will make their home
at Madison where both the bride
groom and bride are employed by
the French Battery Co.
Mr. Hunt is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. A. A. Hunt, formerly of Glen
ville.. He was born in this vicinity
and attended Baraboo schools.
Their many friends will follow
them with best wishes.
Poison Wilson
On C!*” ! stmas Eve at seven o’-
clock there occurred at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Poison of
this city, the marriage of their
daughter, Miss Alice to Maurice I.
Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J.
Wilson of Okee. The double-ring
ceremony was used, Rev. E. C.
Henke officiating. Only immed
iate relatives and intimate friends
of the bride and groom were pres
Miss Lena Poison, sister of the
bride, acted as maid-of-honor, and
Robert Wilson, brother of the
groom, as best man.
Lohengren’s wedding march was
played by Miss Loreta Foley as the
bridal party took their places be
neath a white wedding arch bank
ed by ferns. The decorations us
ed in the other rooms were pink
and white, and the color scheme
was carried out in the cut flowers
of sweet peas and ferns on the
tables. The bride wore, a gown
| of white georgette over white satin,
trimmed in pearls, and carried a
shower bouquet of bride’s roses,
baby breath, and white narcissus.
The maid of honor wore rose geor
gette and her corsage matched the
; bride's bouquet..
Following the ceremony, a wed
ding dinner was served by the
Misses Helen Cord, Esther Porter
ville, Ruth Tinkham, and Mrs. J.
Hibbard. Many beautiful and
useful gifts were presented by the
relatives and friends.
After a short wedding trip, the
young couple will be at home to
their friends at 120 Eighth street.
Zimmerman - Dottl
Miss Clarissa Zimmerman, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Zimmer
man of North Freedom and form
erly of Baraboo, was married on
Thursday, Dec. 24, at three o’clock
in 1 lie afternoon at the Christ Ev
angelical Lutheran church of ?De
troit to Fred Dottl of that city.
The ceremony was performed by
the Rev. Kreinheder, the ring cere
mony being used. V,
The couple was attended by Miss
Alicfe Kuhlman and Fred Ktihlman
of Detroit.
The bride’s gown was of laven
dar satin faced canton and she
carried a, shower bouquet of or
chids with lilies-of-the valley. The
bridesmaid wore pink georgette,
trimmed with gold lace and she!
carried pink roses.
After the wedding, the party vis
ited the Spot studio where pictures
were taken. A wedding dinner
was served at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Anton Kuhlman, 2534 Super
ior avenue, at eight o’clock. Cov
ers were laid for 15 guests and the
table centerpiece was a beautiful
wedding cake. The rooms were
prettily decorated with lavender
and white and a big white wedding
Dell hung from the center of one
At midnight, a German brass
band came to serenade a couple,
with a wedding march and other
Mrs. Dottl has spent the past
seven years in Baraboo. Her hits
band is employed as foreman at
the Briggs Body plant in Detroit
and the couple will make that city
their home. They received many
beautiful gifts and best wishes
from a host of friends.
Charles E. Pearson, LaValle,
Luella Tennant, Ironton.
The early advertiser w.i* hum
ble and obsequious in attracting
attention, he often wording his ap
peal hy such expressions as, “so
licits a call,’’ “has the honor to
announce,’’ et. cetera.-
! No. of Presiding New Cases Filed Jury Contested
Circuit Judge Civ. ('rim. Total Trials Fuses
1 Belden 750 20 780 70 52
2 Milwaukee 4503 60 4572 7(7 1020
3 Beglinger 200 47 337 47 47
4 Kirwan 351 05 410 28 10
5 Smalley 475 178 653 20 55
0 Cowie 489 116 005 42 140
7 Park 728 155 878 55 1.04
8 Thompson 567 169 736 4 4 00
9 SI evens 1166 74 1240 43 127
10 Werner 391 48 439 47 30
11 Foley 771 94 865 39 56
12 Grimm 617 112 729 37 41
13 Davison 471 104 575 56 106
14 Graass 562 49 613 38 68
15 Risjord . 524 142 666 77 85
16 Reid 727 161 888 67 105
17 Crosby 627 178 805 37 94
18 Fowler 388 139 527 73 47
19 Wickham 556 86 642 54 40
20 Quinlan 513 175 688 54 31
By Harold Baldwin, Baraboo
A noble fall-leaded free is like a mother
Made beauteous ’by the stress of woman’s years;
From graceful sapling swayed by wind and weather;
A slender, dear caprice of joy and tears,
To strong and straight ’gainst storm of womanhood;
The peril and the pain of giving life;
The abnegation for her loved ones’ good;
The shelt’ring tree; the helpmeet, mother, wife;
Till gracious tree of families is she;
A stately lady, lovely to behold;
Unselfish love has matie for all to see
A tree of goodness crowned with autumn’s gold.
THURSDAY, DEC. 31, 1025
'Find World’s Biggest
Gold Vein in Mexico
Mexico City Reports that the
j biggest gold vein ever discovered
; iti the world has been found in a
'remote part of the state of Oax
aca "Were received here Monday.
! The new vein in Idaho fades into
!insignificance when compared with
that in Oaxaca, it was asserted,
which tops everything previously
discovered. The discovery has
caused a general rush of natives
and foreigners toward the com
Gets Hens So Warm
They Burn to Death
Antigo— Charles Furlolt wanted
to keep his chickens warm, so ho
built a fire in a stove in the hen
house. The chimney was defect
ive and the chickens were lost in
the fire which resulted. A garage,
granary, machine shop and other
buildings and contents went with
the hens and their home. The to
tal loss was $2,000.
Statistics Show Sauk
Court Cases Exceed
Others Except Mil
waukee County
(By United Press)
Milwaukee —The annual meeting
of the Board of Circuit Judges of
Wisconsin opened here today at
the court house and will continue
through Wednesday. More than 20
circuit judges of Wisconsin are in
attendance at the meeting.
Judge A. H. Reid, Wausau,
chairman of the hoard opened the
meeting today with an address of
welcome and general survey of
(he work done by the board in the
past year.
The spirit of cooperation in the
board throughout, the past year,
according to Judge Reid, lias been
In speaking of the work of the
circuit, judges during the past
year Judge Reid declared that,
since the war there “lias seemed
to be something like a crime wave
passing over this country.’’
“We have heard very little crit -
icism of courts in respect to dis
position of civil cases, but. we
have heard and re' 1 ,; .i great deal:
of the inefficiency of courts in the
administration of criminal law.
“ While ‘f say it as shouldn’t,’
I think there can he no question
that the administration of IkmUi
criminal and civil law in tho state
of Wisconsin has attained and is
maintaining a much higher stan
dard of efficiency and promptness
and justic than many, if not most
of other states.
“In this state, in every circuit
court wliero calendars are cleared
every year and courts are abreast
of their work, there is very little
ground for criticism.”
Work of Year
Statistics of work of the circuit,
courts from August I, 1924 to Aug
ust 1, 1925, show Sauk bounty’s
calendar contained more cases
than any of the other circuits with
the exception of Milwaukee county.
The table is as follows.

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